Yes, I love New York City. I have been living here for the last 8 years and it is difficult to imagine living anyplace else: it’s a great place to do business, meet people from all over the world and be inspired—though, to be honest, similar things could be said about other metropolises – London, Paris, Singapore, and Beijing, for example.

Now here is your challenge: how to talk about the location of your dream MBA without sounding like the 5,000 other applicants who are answering the same question?

The way to avoid this pitfall is to understand what about YOUR profile, ambitions and personality will benefit from the splendid location of your dream MBA School.

For example, if you are coming from a small town, you could benefit from the diversity; if you thrive under pressure and enjoy the crowds, that’s another reason why NYC, Chicago or London would make all the difference for your life and career. Find your special angle and work it.